Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,
Is it true that if even a single hair slips out from under the hijab during namaz, the prayer is invalid? If hair slips out, can we move our hand to slide it back under the hijab, during prayer, or must we abort prayer and start over? Thank you,
Allah is All-Merciful and All Wise. He knows you better than yourself or even the person closest to you. We don’t believe that Allah is out to get us, and is na`udhubillah scrutinizing us under a microscope to smite us if we sin…
Islam teaches us the concept of a Merciful and Just God. We believe Allah loves us 70 times more than our mother, and is closer to us than our jugular vein. Rest assured He knows and understands your struggles better than you yourself. And He shall Judge you according to your circumstances.
Allah the Almighty has said : “O Son of Adam, as long as you invoke Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind…O Son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the Earth, and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it [too].” [Tirmidhi]
Islam is not simply a formal utterance or a bunch of rituals. It is a firm belief that stems from the heart. A Muslim is one who believes in Allah and His message. The day belief in Allah entered your heart – you were Muslim in Allah’s eyes.
Therefore, if a single hair slips out from under the hijab during namaz, the prayer is not invalid? If hair slips out, you can move your hand to slide back under hijab, during prayer.
“And your Lord says: Pray unto me: and I will hear your prayer” (Quran 40:60)
Imam Senad Agic
The Islamic Cultural Center of Greater Chicago